NCM at M19

Are you attending the M19 conference? We'd love to meet you! Stop by our booth, located in the Global Mission area, and tell us how your church is living out the call to be compassionate, and how we can better support those efforts. We're also excited to share what God is doing in compassionate ministries around the world and how you can get involved. 

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Safe Space: A Ministry in Kansas City Reaches Homeless Population

On a Friday morning, a group of women sits around a circular table, listening to a presentation on nutrition. They chat about eating habits that are both nutritious and economical. Later, they will make tuna salad together in a new commercial kitchen. The women, most of whom are without homes, are there for True Light Family Resource Center’s day shelter, a place to learn, to rest, and to be.

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A Long-term Plan: Continued Earthquake Recovery in Nepal

On the foothills of the Himalayas, overlooking a valley dotted with rice fields and small-scale farms, sits a newly constructed earthquake-resistant classroom where 60 children are silently engrossed in their books. Sitting on the floor in small groups scattered around the large room, they complete their homework, receive tutorials, play games, and eat together. All of these children are from families affected by the devastating 2015 earthquake that struck near the capital city of Kathmandu.

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Finding Refuge from the Fire

The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The Oroville Church of the Nazarene became an emergency shelter for several weeks, operated by the Red Cross and staffed with volunteers from the church. Below are photos of the shelter and personal reflections from one of the church’s staff, Pastor Shane Heldman.

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Imagining a New Future in Sri Lanka

Sujita’s* face beams as the ball drops into the hoop and her team scores again. Running wildly, screaming for the ball, and laughing at fumbled passes and missed shots—you could be forgiven for thinking this playground is like any other in the world. However, this is no ordinary playground.

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Open Heart, Open Home: An Adoption Story

Thy will be done. Four simple words. When God called us to grow our family through adoption, I was nervous but not afraid. When my husband excitedly told me that he found “our children” listed on the Open Hearts and Homes orphan hosting program web page, I was excited. When I shook the mouse for our computer and up popped up a picture of a Latvian sibling group of FOUR, I panicked. 

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Finding Hope after the Hurricane

On September 14, 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas, dumping an estimated eight to ten trillion gallons of rain on the states. The devastation was staggering in some areas, with some towns receiving up to 35 inches of rain. Below are three first-hand accounts of different cleanup efforts initiated by groups of Nazarene volunteers. The writers are three pastors and leaders from North Carolina. 

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Amy HeckmanComment